We celebrated my mother's birthday yesterday. I made her a gift with no plastic. I made her earrings made with my old earring backs. On the bottom I made purple (her favorite color) hearts. They were pretty. I put the earrings in a beautiful, heart shaped, mother of pearl case. I'll post a picture when I get a chance. I think hand-made gifts are always the best not only because they use almost no plastic, but also because it was a gift of that person's time.